Tallmadge, Edgar F., was born in Groton, January 22, 1849, and was the son of Alanson and Melvina Tallmadge.
who were highly respected farmers of West Groton. Until eighteen years of age Edgar lived on the farm; but then
learned the carpenter trade, at which he worked during the summer and taught school during the winter. Upon two
occasions he went West, remaining about a year each time; but before returning home from his last trip he was stricken
with paralysis and deprived of the use of his limbs, About this time he began packing eggs for the market, his
first season's output being about one barrel; but from this beginning the business has steadily increased until
the annual shipment amounts to at least 4,000 crates. About 1883 the firm of Tallmadge Bros. was formed, and in
addition to the egg business they became extensive apiarians, having now about 200 colonies of bees, their product,
however, being principally extracted honey. We may say here that the business established by Edgar F. Tallmadge
has been entirely successful, and an elegant home and all of its attending comforts are the reward of his industry.
He married Alice Schenck, of East Lansing, and they have three children. Mr. Tallmadge is a Republican in politics,
and at one time was town collector. Both he and his wife are members of the West Groton Congregational Church.
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